New mobile app lets users text and walk safely
25 May 2013 Last updated at 00:37 BST
Mobile technologies have changed the way we work and communicate - but the very fact we use them on the move can cause serious accidents.
With incidences of broken noses and bruised egos on the rise, there's now an app that promises to make that close call with a lamp post a thing of the past.
Gareth Mitchell reports from Paris.